Molly Montgomery is a Vice President in Albright Stonebridge Group’s Europe practice. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in the region, Ms. Montgomery develops and implements strategies for clients to deepen relationships with key stakeholders, resolve complex problems, and expand global reach.
Ms. Montgomery joined the firm from the White House, where she served as Special Advisor to the Vice President for Europe and Eurasia. In addition to advising the Vice President on strategy, policy development, and engagement toward Europe, she frequently represented the White House in public and private engagements with the diplomatic, business, and non-profit communities.
Previously, Ms. Montgomery served as Deputy Director of the Office of Eastern European Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. There, she helped to lead the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine and developed strategies to fight corruption, spur democratic and market-oriented reforms, and increase energy security throughout the region.
As a member of the State Department’s Executive Secretariat, Ms. Montgomery traveled to more than 20 countries with the Secretary of State. She represented the United States in negotiations with foreign governments and was responsible for the planning and execution of public and diplomatic engagements around the world.
During her 14-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ms. Montgomery also served at the U.S. embassies in Riga, Sarajevo, and Kabul and at the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai.
Ms. Montgomery is a non-resident fellow in the foreign policy program at the Brookings Institution, where her work focuses on Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. She is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign affairs, as well as European trade and politics. She has been interviewed by National Public Radio, POLITICO, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Ms. Montgomery earned an M.P.A. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Stanford University. She is a recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, a graduate of MIT’s Seminar XXI program, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Montgomery speaks French, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian.
Ms. Montgomery is based in Washington, DC.